Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Sporting CP and Argentine international Marcos Rojo in a £16 million deal with Nani returning to Portugal as part of the deal on a season-long loan.

“Manchester United has reached agreement with Sporting Lisbon to sign Marcos Rojo subject to a medical and personal terms,” the United statement read. “A further announcement will be made when the process is complete.”

The Argentina star will soon fly to Manchester to complete his medical and sign personal terms. Rojo has been strongly linked to Manchetser United in the past few weeks. The Argentine international even refused to train with Sporting CP to force a move away to Old Trafford.  

‘There was a misunderstanding, I never wanted to do something wrong at Sporting as I have always been very thankful to that team that gave me many chances for playing in Europe,’ Rojo said.

‘If I made a mistake, I have already apologised because I didn’t want to hurt the feelings of anyone at the club.’

Rojo described a move to Old Trafford as a “dream” and he is proud to get a chance to work with new Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal.

Rojo said: “It’s a dream to play at Manchester United and I am very proud of having the chance of working with Louis van Gaal.

“I spoke with Juan Sebastián Verón about Manchester United when we were at Estudiantes. I have always liked English football, and I should adapt to this new playing style easily.”

Meanwhile, Sporting CP also confirmed on twitter the return of Nani on a season-long loan deal. Manchester United will pay Nani’s wages during his time at Sporting CP.


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